Pregame News Links: Bruins at Capitals – Holtby, Capitals Look to Continue Streak Against Red-Hot Bruins

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The Capitals look to snap a three-game winless streak against the Bruins, who have won five in a row. The Capitals look for their 12th straight win against Boston in their lone meeting at Capital One Arena on Thursday night. The Capitals won both meetings this year in Boston, most recently a 5-3 decision two weeks ago at TD Garden. Here are all of the news you need to get ready for tonight’s matchup. 

Bruins

Need to Know: Bruins at Capitals (BostonBruins.com)

Nash Leads Strong Effort From Third Line (BostonBruins.com)

McAvoy, Bruins Enjoying World From Afar (BostonBruins.com)

Bruins’ climb up standings keyed by balanced scoring attack (NHL.com)

Nash, Bruins top Senators for fifth straight win (NHL.com)

Anton Khudobin will start for Bruins vs. Capitals (Boston Globe)

Bruins notebook: Tim Schaller stands up for bad hit on Noel Acciari (Boston Herald)

Harris: Riley Nash pitches on in the offense in Bruins win (Boston Herald)

Bruins extend winning streak to five games with win against Senators (Boston Herald)

Bruce Cassidy Pleased With Effort From Bruins’ Defenseman In Win Vs. Senators (NESN)

Bruins’ Tuukka Rask Makes Difficult Save Look Effortless Vs. Senators (NESN)

Bruins’ Young Players Look Poised, Focused After Three-Day Holiday Break (NESN)

Bruins’ Danton Heinen, Ryan Spooner Team Up For Slick Goal Vs. Senators (NESN)

What we learned from the Bruins’ 5-1 win over the Senators (Boston.com)

Capitals

Bruins at Capitals Preview (NHL.com)

Capitals Assign Walker to Hershey (Capitals.com)

Caps Close Out Season Series with Bruins (Capitals.com)

Caps Casino Night to Feature Unique Live Action Experiences (Capitals.com)

Postgame Notebook: Rangers 1, Caps 0 (SO) (Dump ‘N Chase)

Caps Earn Point but Draw Blank in 1-0 Shootout Loss in New York (Dump N’ Chase)

Capitals’ power play has yet to hit its stride this season (Washington Post)

In a duel of backup goalies, Rangers prevail over Capitals in shootout, 1-0 (Washington Post)

News and Notes from Thursday’s Optional Skate at Kettler: Updates on Christian Djoos and Chandler Stephenson as Caps Gear Up for Bruins (NoVa Caps)

BREAKING NEWS: Caps Assign Nathan Walker to Hershey (NoVa Caps)

Game Preview: Bruins @ Capitals (NoVa Caps)

Two Capitals Prospects Participating at 2018 World Junior Championships in Buffalo (NoVa Caps)

Battle of the Backups Turns Into Main Event – Grubauer Spectacular in 1-0 Shootout Loss (NoVa Caps)

Christian Djoos cleared to play despite grizzly facial injury (NBC Sports Washington)

Game 39: Capitals vs. Bruins Date, Time, How to Watch, Game Thread (NBC Sports Washington)

3 reasons the Caps lost to the Rangers (NBC Sports Washington)

Tarik’s 3 stars: Grubauer stands on his head in losing effort (NBC Sports Washington)

The Noon Number: Firing Blanks (Japers Rink)

Rink Rank: Capitals vs. Rangers (Japers Rink)

Thursday’s Caps Clips: Blanked on Broadway; Capitals vs. Bruins Game Day (Japers Rink)

A ONE-Point Night: Washington Capitals — Game 38: Rangers 1 – Capitals 0 (OT/Gimmick (The Peerless Prognosticator)

The Peerless Prognosticator is ON THE AIR!!! – Game 39: Bruins at Capitals, December 28 (The Peerless Prognosticator)

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was seeing T.J. Oshie's hat-trick​ during Game 1 of the Caps' second round playoff series against Pittsburgh in 2016. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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